Maryland COVID-19 Hospitalizations See Greatest Daily Increase in 7 Weeks

Montgomery County COVID-19 Statistics

Tuesday morning the Maryland Department of Health reported 15,883 cases of COVID-19 in Montgomery County, which is an increase of 103 from the 15,780 cases reported Monday.

Since the first case in March, 724 county residents have died from COVID-19. This is an increase of two since Monday. More Montgomery County residents have died due to COVID-19 than any other jurisdiction in the state. Prince George’s has lost 692 residents, the second-highest number.

The positivity rate of 4.23% reported Tuesday is a decrease of 0.24% since Monday. This is the fifth day the rate has remained below 5%. Montgomery County currently has the eight-highest rate in the state, behind Baltimore (5.08%), Caroline (5.18%), Charles (5.49%), Baltimore City (6.23%), Queen Anne’s (6.99%), Prince George’s (7.1%) and Talbot (8.36%).

Maryland COVID-19 Statistics

As of Tuesday morning, there have been 74,260 confirmed cases throughout the state. That is an increase of 733 in the last 24 hours. COVID-19 has claimed the lives of 3,202 Marylanders, eight since Monday.

Currently, 415 Marylanders are hospitalized with COVID-19, which is 29 more than Monday. This is the largest daily increase in hospitalizations since May 26. Of the 415 patients currently hospitalized, 118 are in intensive care, which is 10 more than Monday.

The health department reported a testing positivity rate of 4.64% Tuesday. This is an increase of 0.01% from Monday’s rate of 4.63%. The rate has remained below 5% since June 25th.

Statewide, a total of 21,525 cases and 1,301 deaths involve the state’s African American community.

Here are the statewide statistics as of Tuesday, July 14. The first column is for the number of cases. The next column is the number of deaths, which is in parentheses. The second number in that column is the number of probable deaths.

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